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tv   Republican National Convention  PBS  August 27, 2012 5:00pm-8:00pm PDT

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hi. it's me hooper. can you guess where i am today? ♪ where is he going, what will he do? ♪ ♪ where in the world is hooper? ♪ here's a clue to where i am. i'm visiting a place where we have to be pretty quiet, and you'll need one of these. it's a special card that lets us borrow things from here any time we want. and here's one final clue from "super why!" kids love to read here. hi. so glad you're here. and i heard this book is great. ha ha! ok. so i'm at a place where we have to be superquiet and where we need a special card to borrow things, and it's a place where kids love to read. so did you guess where i am? yes! the library! i'm at the library today! whoo-hoo! shh! oops. i forgot. we have to be quiet here.
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pbs is committed to the development of children in a creative and inspirational way. and pottery barn kids is proud to sponsor their efforts to encourage exploration and discovery. together, we're creating a happier, healthier home. viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ hey! ♪ what? ♪ come over here, ♪ the cat in the hat is about to appear. ♪ ♪ he's whizzing over to whisk you away ♪ ♪ on a fabulous journey today. ♪ ♪ he's coming! ♪ and now he's arrived in the thingamajigger ♪ ♪ the thing that he drives ♪ ♪ he's a cat and he's oodles of fun ♪ ♪ with his hairy helpers thing two and thing one ♪ ♪ instrumental
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♪ instrumental ♪ it's the cat in the hat! ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that. ♪ ♪ wherever you're going where ever you're at ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat knows a lot about ... ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about, he knows a lot about, ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about ....that! ♪ (laughter) [laughing] look, nick! the wind's blown garbage all over the back yard again! oh no! who will clean up all this mess, sally? sounds like a job for the.... super-cleaner-uppers! when trash strikes - we clean up! we're the... super-cleaner-uppers! uh oh! eugh! slimy, rotten apple core alert!
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i'm not picking that up! me neither! it's yucky! you need a super-duper cleaner-upper! it's the cat! the cat in the hat! there's no trash this cat can't handle! eughhhh! what is that? it's a yucky apple core. the yuckiest of all yucky apple cores! uh huh. i... uh... eughh! i can't do it! i just can't do it! we can't just leave it in the yard. lucky for us, i know someone who is a real super-duper cleaner-upper. who's that? sandy the sand hopper, of course! what's a sand-hopper? imagine a shrimp that's smaller than small! she lives at the beach. shall we pay her a call? yes! maybe she can teach us to be better cleaner-uppers! let's go to the seawaddle shore and ask her. your mother will not mind at all if you do! (laughs) mom! can sally and i visit sandy the sand hopper on the seawaddle shore, to learn how to be
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better cleaner-uppers? seawaddle shore? that sounds like a neat idea. just make sure you hop back by bedtime! we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ (giggle) ♪ ♪ are you ready? - yes we are! ♪ ♪ are you steady? - yes we are! ♪ ♪ are you sure you're ready to explore....? ♪ ♪ yes we are! then buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪
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♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're going to see sandy at seawaddle shore - ♪ ♪ she's the best cleaner-upper that you ever saw! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ there it is - sandy sandhopper's place - the seawaddle shore! but where's sandy? she's probably still asleep. will she mind if we wake her up? no. no. no. no. she sleeps all day and gets up about this time. maybe we should shrink down a little before we say "hello". press the shrinkamadoodle, sally! (laughs) ♪ i do like my bowl to be clean when we visit sandy the sand hopper. i see a tiny smudge! there! oh, now look what you've done!
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(panic sounds) whoops! where exactly does sandy live? in a hole in the sand...... somewhere around here. oh, that's why we can't see her. helloooo? sandy? where are youuuu? san-dy! oh sandy! ahhh! whoooa! i'm, i'm... stuck! eugh! that smells waaay worse than a slimy apple. what is this stuff? it's like yukky garbage! i think it's seaweed. rotting, slimy seaweed! eugh eugh eugh! (struggling/cleaning wallah) careful! i don't want to see seaweed in my bowl! it's a shame that this beautiful beach is covered in stinky seaweed. we need a super-duper cleaner-upper
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to get rid of it all. sounds like a job for me! sandy! time to get cleaning! cool! wow! sandy, these are my friends sally and nick. hello! - hi! pleased to meet you. i hope you like cleaning-up because, by the looks of it, there's plenty to do today. can you show us how to be good cleaner-uppers? hmm, let me take a look at you. mmhmm. okay. you look like you're up for it. all you need to do is copy what i do. got it? - yes! good. we don't have much time - we've got to get this beach cleared up, lickety-split! let's get cleaning! wow. nice jump! how are we going to keep up? i have just the thing! cool! all right, set your go-go-jumpers to 'sand hopper'... and away we go, go, goooooo! (laugh) yippee!
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we're jumping like sand hoppers! here's our job for today! we'll clean this area here. huh? all that sea-weed! how will we ever clear that up? do exactly what i do! mmmm-hmm.... de-licious! you... eat... the seaweed? of course! i eat and i eat, 'till i get the job done! come on, gang! let's... get cleaning! what could be more delicious than stinky, rotting seaweed...? er ...oh... we'll have to tell sandy that we can't eat rotten seaweed. she may like it but it's yucky for us. euk! euk! euk! sandy! are you okay? i can't eat this stuff! it's horrible! eww!
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what is it? it looks like the wrapper from a candy bar! someone must have dropped it on the beach. now that is gross! it is. and there's more over there. oh no! it's okay! that's the sort of stuff we know how to pick up. you do? they most certainly do. when it comes to this kind of 'man-made' mess, nick and sally are... super-cleaner-uppers! sandy can eat up all the rotten seaweed and we'll clear up all the other stuff. now that sounds like a plan. any last minute trash-tidying tips? there's only one secret to this work. dive in and keep at it 'till the job's done. you ready? yes! let's... get cleaning! go go sandy, clean that sand! nick and sally lend a hand! (moving trash effort) delicious! (pull effort and sliding)
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aha! - whee! whoooaaaa! ugh! whoops. (giggle) [effort grunts] uh oh. - look-out cat! soggy paper ball heading your way! ahhhh! whoa! whoa! you saved me! [laughs] phew! look how much trash we collected! and look how much seaweed sandy ate! oh my! you really are super-cleaner-uppers! (munching) i'm not finished yet! me neither. we missed something! it's... too big! and too stuck! mmm, it looks like an old hair clip. (effort) i can't move it. but we're super-cleaner-uppers! we can't just leave it here. a stuck, giant hair-clip! what can you do?
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simple - just whistle for thing one and thing two! [whistles] hello! ♪ keep that thing out of my bowl now! ♪ hurray! - awesome! yes! - yeah! well done, team! we... got cleaning! (laughs) thanks for your cleaning tips, sandy. now we need to get home and clean up my back yard! thank you for stopping by! thanks again! bye! - see ya! ta-ta for now! did sandy tell you the secret of cleaning? she said: dive in and keep at it 'till the job's done. dive in? i can do that! sandy did a great job but it's a shame she's so small.
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she can only super-clean-up one little part of the beach. look! more sand hoppers! they're cleaning up all over the beach. that's the other secret of cleaning! if we can all work together we can super-clean-up the biggest of messes. like we do at home! that's right! now, press the bigamadoodle, nick, there's one more job to do here. [honk] ♪ horray, for super cleaner uppers! are you ready, sally? you bet! got your super-cleaner-upper gloves on? yes. let's... get cleaning! super-cleaner-uppers strike again! maybe we shouldn't throw this away? why not? well, we thought the rotting seaweed was garbage.
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but to sandy, it was food. so maybe-- ...it's a meal for some other creature! like an ostrich, or an elephant? or how about my old friend, wriggles the worm? for you, wriggles! worms love slimy apple cores! and you two are the superest-duperest super-duper cleaner-uppers ever. super cleaner uppers! (laughter)
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hi, my friend squirrel is getting ready for winter. to do that, he stores lots of food in his home. oh, an acorn. now where was i? what kind of food do squirrels store in their homes? did you say acorns? well you're right! squirrels store acorns and other nuts for the winter. you got it this time, but next time i'll stump you for sure! ♪ ♪ (humming) there! - whoops, missed. i got it! wow. swimming in the pool was fun, but now i'm all wrinkly. me too - wrinkly like a turtle. hey, do you want to play 'turtles'? sure. let's tip the water out of the pool and use it as a turtle shell!
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okay! [effort grunts] oh my! it's the cat! the cat in the hat! you're not going to dump out that water, are you? sure... we want to use the pool as a turtle shell! b-but, it's water. water is important...it's precious...it's-- agh! wet! (giggle) yeah, and we can always get more of it. but not everyone can! some creatures have to be very careful with every teeny-tiny drop. they don't waste water, they take care of it! but how can we do that, cat? my friend sonya the sand grouse knows. what's a sand grouse? well, she's a bird who's sandy and grousy. she lives in the drippetydry desert and knows all about making the most of every itty-bitty drop! why don't we go and ask her? yea! your mother will not mind at all if you do! (giggles) mom!
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can nick and i go to the drippetydry desert to meet a sand grouse who knows how to take care of water? the drippetydry desert? sure... have fun! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ buckle up! [horn] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're off to the desert of drippetydry, ♪ ♪ where the water is precious and we'll learn just why! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪
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♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ there it is! the drippetydry desert! wow, look at all those big hills and rocks! can you see sonya? no but she is small. maybe we should shrink down just a little. press the shrinkamadoodle sally! [giggles] ♪ anyone see anything sandy and grousy looking? ehr...cat! not now, fish - we need to find sonya! sonyaaa! uh cat? sonyaaa! now how are we supposed to find her in all this smoke? (sniff sniff) smoke? the thingamajigger! aaahhh! run, run!
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(coughing) goodness me, what could it be? maybe the wheelwuzzle's broken, or the motorwazoola, or the fuzzyometer, or...hmmm... you forgot to fill up the radiatoozle with water! i did. you're right. and without water the radiatoozle will turn to jelly! can we fix it? yes, but we'll need some water. let's think - where can we get water? fish! - what? no! i need every drop! right. fish needs his water to live in! we need a faucet or a hose! you are so right! [laughs] not a drip, not a drop! (sigh) the drippetydry desert is well known for being drippety-dry! hey! your friend sonya the sand grouse must know where to find water! of course she does. we'll find her!
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[laughs] sonya? oh, you aren't sonya the sand grouse! (laugh) no, i'm jeffrey-- the jerboa! i don't look at all like a sand grouse. hi! we're looking for sonya because we need to find water. there's not much water in the drippetydry desert. but i know something that's almost as good! can you show us? turbo-jerbo-aaaa! follow me! (laughing, giggles) it's so hot! i don't know how you can hop around so much jeffrey. it must make you sooo thirsty. i won't be thirsty for long now i've found these -- seeds? you can't drink seeds. sure can. seeds have a little bit of water inside of them.
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i get water from eating seeds! here you go, catch! one for you, and you! but how do you get the water out? a 'squeezamadoodle' - that's what we'll do, we'll ask for help, from thing one and thing two! [whistles] hello! ♪ ta-da! wow, seeds really do have water in them! but there's only one tiny drop. i guess we still need to find sonya the sand grouse to help us find more! thanks for showing us the seeds, jeffrey. you're welcome. see ya later! turbo-jerbo-aaaa! sonya!
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yooo hooo! sonya! whoa! ow! careful cat! you know i'm kind of prickly! i do... ow... meet harriet the hedgehog! these are my friends - nick, and sally. can you help us find some water harriet? water is hard to find in the drippedydry desert, you know. how do you find water? i dig! give it a try. okay! (digging) my hole is really big but i can't see any water. oh! we're not digging for water - we're digging for bugs! bugs? sure. there's plenty of water inside a bug! but that means you have to eat bugs! yuk! eating the juicy, watery ones keeps me from gettin' thirsty. care to try? you're too kind. but i can't. well, suit yourself.
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but all this talk is makin' me thirsty. and we still need to find to sonya the sand grouse. nice meeting you! see ya! - happy trails! sonyaaaa? oh sonyaaa, where are you sonya? cat? is that you? over here! so you're sonya, the sand grouse! yes. and these are my chicks - loulou, cecil, and cedric. ah, they're so tiny. and fluffy. and sooo ootsy-wootsy cutesy. (laugh) and they're very thirsty. but where's the water? i don't see any. it's in my feathers! you carry water in your feathers? sure do. looks like i'm nearly dry. i need to collect some more from the stream.
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want to come along? a stream! that's just what we're looking for! delightful! did i say delightful? are we there yet? don't worry, cat! we're here now! water! hurray! water! we found water! i soak up the water in my feathers, just like this! and you carry it all the way back home! so my chicks can drink! i see now that this water really is precious. it sure is! every itty-bitty drop. but we still need some water for the thingamajigger. only, how can we carry some back with us? we don't have special water-carrying feathers like sonya. but this cat does have a hat! [laughing]
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ta-da! thanks, sonya - without you, we wouldn't have found water! you are very welcome. hurray! it worked! thanks to sonya the sand grouse! water really is precious in the drippydry desert. yeah, from now on, i'm going to be careful how i use it. wonderful! me too! oops i shouldn't splash. [laughs] check, check... all systems are go, go, go! nick, press the bigamadoodle! [honk] ♪ in the drippydry desert we learned such a lot! water is precious in a place that's so hot. the same's true back home, we need to take care
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to never waste water no matter where! oooh, is it time to play turtles? not yet. we need to take care of the water in the pool, remember? we can use it to water the plants- or wash the windows! or perhaps give a cat a bath? (giggle) it won't go to waste! sonya would be so proud! oh, i do enjoy lending a helping hat! (giggling) we'd better find someone to interview soon. well, how about me? i'm a camel. i live in the desert. let's do it! welcome to hat chat! today we are in the desert interviewing carmela the camel. my question is... don't you get thirsty out here? sure i do! but i can drink a lot when i'm thirsty and store it for later. if i have to, i can even drink a whole bathtub full of water!
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a whole entire... bathtub full of water? i can eat lots too. i store the extra as fat in my hump! then i can walk for hours in the desert heat and not feel hungry or thirsty at all. hop back on... i'll show you how fast i can go. this has been nick and sally and an interview with carmela the camel... byyyyyeeeeee. ♪ there's a mother frog sitting in the water ♪ ♪ and she's laying all her eggs ♪ ♪ as time goes by they're hatching one by one ♪ ♪ these babies start as swimming tadpoles ♪ ♪ but they'll soon grow little legs ♪ ♪ when they're older they can leap but never run ♪ ♪ it's amazing what they turn into ♪ ♪ a different shape as they're growing too. ♪ ♪ we call these changes metamorphosis! ♪ ♪ that tadpole started in the pond ♪ ♪ and soon develops little lungs ♪ ♪ its gills are gone and it can breathe the air ♪
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♪ it starts to move around on land ♪ ♪ then its tail disappears ♪ now it's got a froggy grin from ear to ear ♪ ♪ leaps and hops... ... from log to log. ♪ ♪ that tadpole's now a full grown frog ♪ ♪ it was swimming free now it's hopping happily! ♪ ♪ it's amazing what they turn into ♪ ♪ a different shape as they're growing too ♪ ♪ we call these changes metamorphosis! ♪ coming to pbs kids, new friends... hiya, toots. hi, friends! and new ways to have fun... dancing backward, dancing backward. "daniel tiger's neighborhood," weekdays starting monday, september 3rd on pbskids, or watch daniel tiger anytime at pbskids.org. pbs is committed to the development of children in a creative and inspirational way. and pottery barn kids is proud to sponsor their efforts to encourage exploration and discovery. together, we're creating a happier, healthier home.
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viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. nick and sally love to learn about different kinds of animals. did you know that most owls sleep all day and stay up all night? they're called nocturnal because they're awake while you and i are sleeping. can you think of another animal that's nocturnal? a bat! right! bats are nocturnal, too. isn't it fun learning new things? you can learn more about animals with the cat in the hat at pbskids.org. and up next it's a reading adventure with "super why!"
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wild kratts is made possible by announcer: get ready to let your imagination... run wild. abcmouse.com early learning academy. proud supporter of pbs kids and wild kratts. the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ wild kratts hey, we're the kratt brothers! i'm martin. and i'm chris. and we're going out on the biggest habitat on earth. the ocean. looking for the largest creatures in the world. the whales! chris: early morning, seas are calm. martin: perfect time for looking for whales! whoa! we're going right into the fog! martin: it's a thick mist. how are we ever gonna find a whale in this? chris: because of the mist, we can't see the whale.
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so we're gonna stop right here and listen for the sound of their spouting. (water hissing) yeah! did you hear that? there's whales all around us in the mist! i think i saw something down there. whoa! fin whales! the second largest whale in the world. a fin whale can live to be over 100 years old. tiny little fin, but a big animal-- they're fast. come up, breathe, and then dive again. some whales can hold their breath for over an hour. but when they're travelling like this, they stay under for only five minutes. look at all the swirls. they've gone down. all right, let's keep movin'! martin: even though whales are the biggest animals on earth, they can be the hardest to hang out with. they live in the water, often freezing cold water. they swim fast and dive deep. some whales, like the sperm whale, dive so deep, they're impossible to follow down there, where they hunt giant squid. imagine if we had whale powers
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and could join whales wherever they go. and do whatever they do. what if! ♪ ♪ on adventure with the coolest creatures ♪ ♪ from the oceans to the trees ♪ the brothers kratt are going places you never get to see ♪ ♪ hanging with their creature friends ♪ ♪ get ready, it's the hour ♪ ♪ we're gonna see some animals today with ♪ ♪ creature power ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild ♪ cheetah speed and lizard glide ♪ ♪ falcon flight and lion pride ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪
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(machinery humming) (beeping) (buzzing) navigation systems online. (beeping) viewing port activated. all right, let's take this new amphisub for a test drive. ♪ martin: whoo hoo! yeah! chris: yee-haw! martin: whoo hoo! chris: yee-haw! ♪ this is an awesome sub. martin: it's so maneuverable. and what a view! you can see everything going on all around us. and, who knows what's happening down there in the depths. chris: there's the question: can this sub go deep enough to find out? whoa, incoming! arrow squid, and they're feeding on...
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little amphipods, tiny microscopic animals floating in the water. whoa. these squid are squishy. and slimy! oh, and their suction cups kind of tickle! (laughing) hey, aviva, i love this exploration valve feature. oh yeah, this amphisub rocks the deep sea. fantastico. got one more thing for the sub before you deep dive. just hang out there until i can finish up this robot arm. phew! where's my mango juice? oh, in the fridge. might as well test the robot arm. ♪ hmph! ♪ ahh. guys, this robot arm is gonna be a great add-on to the sub. perfect for deep sea discovery. i like these exploration valves better. i can pet wild squid-pets.
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this is squiddo. squidtacular. squidcicle. martin, are you squidding me? ha ha, squidding me! good one, chris. there's no way you could come up with names for 1,000 squids. we'll see. this little guy is-- ah! he nipped me. your fangs! whoa, check that, make it beaks. a squid has a beak, like a parrot. whoa. aviva, are you sure this sub has what it takes to take on the mystery of the deep sea? i mean, really deep sea? well, that's what i'm designing it for. small squid attacks are one thing, but what about bigger ones? or the water pressure? i know, the deep sea is harder to explore than outer space. i'm working on it. we need a sub that can go as deep as a sperm whale and keep up with it. nobody has ever followed a sperm whale into the deep before i love the challenge. but it might not be something i can crack in a day. not unless i have some big inspiration. (rumbling outside)
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uh, how about this? sperm whale at 6:00! whoa! now that's a huge whale. uh, no. that's a huge whale. (screaming) martin: mother sperm whale. chris: and her calf. martin: whoa. heh, is that big enough inspiration for you, aviva? might be. it might be! whale powers. let's see, a sperm whale can dive deeper than any other whale. she has flexible ribs that can fold up under intense pressure. and she has a thick layer of fat to keep her warm in the cold, deep waters! i can learn a lot from these whales. this is gonna be the best creature power suit yet. (loud boom-click) whoa, what was that!? it's coming from the big mama sperm whale's head! (boom-click) (crackling)
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okay, it's true. sperm whales are the loudest animal in the world. chris: they're echolocating on us. martin: yeah, that booming sound. comes out of her big, bumpy head. chris: bounces off us. the soundwaves travel back to her lower jaw, which takes the sound up to her ear. martin: then to her brain! (boom-click) that's what you call sonar. and the sperm whale gets a sound picture of us. or her lunch. (boom-click) (boom-click) ♪ chris: whoa, she gulped down hundreds in one mouthful. that's like a bathtub full of squid in one bite. and she can eat eight bathtubs full of slimy squid a day. ♪ aww, look how closely the calf follows his mom.
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martin: he's cute! chris: i'd say he looks about a year old. i'd say he looks like a little rascal. oh, i'm gonna have to come up with a funny, playful little name for this guy. chris: can't be too little of a name. he's already as big as a mini van. following a mom who's as big as a school bus. they're heading towards you, tortuga. wow! the sperm whale is the largest toothed predator that ever lived on planet earth. thar she blows! (chuckling) do sperm whales rule the sea, or what? almost, but not quite. they can get ganged up on by pods of hunting killer whales, drifting fishing nets called "ghost nets" tangle them up. and then there are the stories of epic battles with giant squid. but no one's ever seen it, because they meet in the deep. what's going on up there? the whales are each taking a big breath in through their blowhole. koki: a whale breath is the same amount of air that fills a car!
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they must be getting ready for a deep dive. yeah, going deeper, looking for bigger squid. oh! hey, we're not a beach ball! or a bumper boat. bumper, that's it! you're bumper. the newest member of the wild kratts team. chris: here we go. nobody's ever followed hunting sperm whales into the depths. martin: we're with you, bumper. chris: okay, aviva. how deep can this sub go? aviva: deeper than any mobile sub ever created by humans. i hope. chris: losing all the sun's light at 600 feet, leaving the ocean sunlit zone. martin: entering twilight zone. chris: sub lights on. oh-ho, we're going deeper. uh, chris, do you ever get the feeling we're being watched? sure, the wild kratts crew is always keeping an eye on us. an eye the size of a basketball!? there's only one creature on the planet with an eye this big.
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a giant squid! chris: huh, now that's a whale of a squid! martin: behind you, bumper! oh no, squid attack! (urgent boom-clicking) ♪ she heard bumper's distress call! bumper's mom to the rescue! whoa! that's gotta be the world's most powerful head butt! chris: because the sperm whale has a giant head. only the blue whale's is bigger. martin: this is it, what we've dreamed of seeing, what happens every day where people can't go. the creature battle no one has seen before. chris: i'm on it. martin: keep with them, chris. i'm on it! no, we're in it! whoa! ugh, chris! i just discovered something! giant squid suction cups have serrated cutting teeth!
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ahh! (whimpering) that's enough squid slime for one day. ugh. battle between sperm whale and giant squid. we can't miss this! how deep can this sub go? not any deeper. sensors indicate you're nearing collapse depth. collapse depth? if you go much deeper, the sub will be crushed like a tin can. gulp. uh oh. uh, chris, we might have to head back. we can't miss this battle! yeah, but we don't wanna get crushed, either. the sub controls are acting funny. i have no controls! must have been lost in battle! we're sinking! ♪ koki: fifty feet until collapse depth. forty-nine, forty-eight-- why will the sub collapse if they go deeper?
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it's the pressure. what pressure!? the water pressure. the deeper the sub goes, the more water is on top, the heavier that water gets, pushing in on the sub. that's pressure. if there's too much water weight pushing down on the sub, or pressure, the sub will be crushed! gotta pull them out of there! ♪ okay, i get it, i get it! i see why it's harder to explore the deep sea than outer space! i wish we'd gone to the moon. the worst part is, we saw the start of the battle between the sperm whale and the giant squid-- and we'll never know how it ends. almost there! koki: ten feet to collapse depth. nine, eight, seven-- aviva: gotcha! and going up. aviva, we've got to get back down there. what!? i just pulled you up! but a never-before-seen wildlife battle is going on down there.
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and if the mother whale loses, so does our buddy, bumper. but my sub couldn't handle the pressure. how are you gonna get down there? creature power suits! oh yeah! bring on the creature powers. aviva: okay, i've pre-programmed the discs for sperm whale and giant squid, but i haven't run any trials. it's too soon. and i obviously haven't figured out how to deal with the pressure! we'll have to rely on the code found in the whale and squid dna. what do they always mean, dna? dna is the biological code that gives every animal their special features. every type of animal has their own dna code hidden in every cell of their body. but how are you gonna access the dna code when you can't even touch the animals? uh, hello? i'm touching a giant squid right now! i was slimed by the giant squid, remember? i'm covered with squid slime! ah, and i've got a whale tooth! chris and martin: activate creature power suits!
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ahh! gotta get to the water! i'm just a blob of jelly with eight arms. wait a second, did you say arms? don't you mean tentacles? hey, i've got those, too. squids have both arms and tentacles. the eight shorter ones are arms. you can tell, because they have suckers all the way down. oh! so the two longer ones are the tentacles. they only have suckers on the ends. whoa, that's awesome! uh, need water to move. oops, sorry, guys. chris and martin: oh yeah! these are the best creature power suits! chris and martin: ever! let's dive. giant squid, ruler of the deep! oh, i could eat you right now, i've got teeth. i'm a toothed whale. heads up, big head. tentacle under, over. whoo hoo!
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(chuckling) martin, we've gotta follow the real sperm whale and giant squid before it's too late! let's go! how deep can they go in those suits? i admit it, i'm out of my depth when it comes to dealing with the pressure of the deep. i just hope the secrets of the whale and the squid are in the creature power suits. i'll be keeping one giant squid eye on the pressure gauges. we're passing the depth where the sub crumpled. feeling a little squeeze, but good. how 'bout you, bro? comfy, like snoozing in a bed of jelly. how's that comfy? it's a squid thing. hey! oh, the squid. chris: and the whale. they're still at it! if the whale gets enough of the squid in her mouth, holy calamari, lunch over. not so fast. this mollusk monster is getting a grip. arms latched on. and remember, those suction cups have cutting edges. ouch! that's where she got those sucker scars. but with every shake, the squid gets sucked deeper into the whale's mouth. the squid knows better.
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he's thinking, "not gonna let that happen." ink blast! oh, whoa, didn't see that coming. yuck. listen, that's bumper. he sounds scared. chris and martin: a ghost net! bumper's mom! the net's dragging her down! even sperm whales can't go deeper than 4,000 feet. okay, she can hold her breath for 100 minutes, max. we have to save mom. to the creature rescue! i'm gonna monitor your depth and pressure. right now, you're at 1,500 feet. the sea water above you is putting 682 pounds of pressure per square inch. that's as heavy as wearing a school bus as a hat! koki: you're right. that is a lot of weight. and a lot of pressure. how are you feeling? actually, okay. so the creature power suits must be working their biological magic.
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chris: there she is. wait, but where's bumper? he was just with us. i'll use my sonar to look for him. (boom-click) (beeping) (sound waves rumbling) must be that he can't dive any deeper than that. yeah, he's just a kid. he can't dive as deep as the adults. so he's gotta hang out and wait when his mom dives super deep. i'll keep an eye on him with my sonar, just like a whale would. speaking of mother sperm whale, she's still sinking. let's go. (boom-click) all right, bumper's safe. whoa! oh, there she is! three-thousand feet and still hanging in. oh, it's a good thing the sperm whale holds the record as the deepest diving air breathing animal. koki: but you're entering the midnight zone.
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it looks like even a sperm whale can't go deeper than that. i'll grab her! ahh, gotcha! with my tentacle club. whoo! a 90,000 pound sperm whale is really heavy, even under water. yes! we're reversing her fall. hey, and this is another never before seen creature moment. (straining) huh? squid and whale powers, working together! ha ha-- oof! oh yeah! oh, better check on bumper. (boom-click) ♪ a giant squid! wait, it's a different body shape. bigger! ten feet longer! oh, it's a colossal squid! a newly discovered species. (boom-click) (beeping)
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it's after bumper! i've got to get there first. go, chris, go! oh, but hurry back! i'm running out of squid strength! ahh, we're sinking! (boom-click) who's gonna get there first? i can't tell. too close to call. hurry, moby chris. ♪ chris: bumper! not gonna get there in time! but my sonic boom can. (boom-click) a powerful whale sound that can stun the squid. arms off! uh oh. arms off bumper, but now they're on me! the colossal squid has sharp section cups, too.
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(straining) got an arm. oh, but you've got nine more. whoa, and colossal squid tentacles have spinning hooks. and they've got me. ah-- but listen, colossal squid, and listen close: so what if you've got spinning hooks? so what if you've got the largest eye in the world? as large as a large pizza. you don't scare me. can you take the shake? (metal rattling) okay, then. martin, help. uh, chris, i was just gonna ask you the same thing. why? because we're sinking right towards-- underwater volcanoes! and they're active. but the squid just chewed off one of my fins. martin: but i'm drifting straight to a pool of bubbling lava. ah, his spinning hooks are shredding my back! martin: a volcano's erupting. chewing through the glass! oh! giant gas-filled rocks hurtling towards me!
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oh! giant gas-filled rocks hurtling towards me! gotcha! whoa! goin' up! hang on, mama whale! whoo hoo! chris: hurry, when he's done destroying my whale suit, he's gonna devour me! martin: uh, excuse me, your colossalness? uh, don't you know it's not nice to eat creature rescuers? whoa! i've got no strength to fight back. she's almost torn through my suit! the sperm whale has only five minutes of air! it's too deep for us to help you. can anybody say, "uh oh"? martin: oh no, stay away, bumper. save yourself! (boom-click) aww, what a buddy. he's trying to save us with a little boom-click. whoa!
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bumper, was that you? chris: i don't think so. only one creature could do that. the loudest animal on earth. a full-grown bull sperm whale! chris: a direct hit from his boom-click could knock down a small house. martin: it totally stunned the colossal squid. whoa, he's bigger than an 18-wheeler truck. the biggest toothed predator in the history of planet earth! the battle between a colossal squid and a bull sperm whale. a face-off between the largest eye and the biggest brain in the creature world. ♪ oh! whoa! chris and martin: the sperm whale wins! martin: come on, let's go. hang in there, mom, we're heading to air.
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thar they-- blow. yes! she made it! now that was a whale of a rescue. de-activate. let's get you out of this ghost net. looks like bumper's happy to have his mom back. all right, here they are, the sperm whales. the biggest-brained animals that ever lived. martin: who make the loudest sound of all animals. are the deepest air-breathing divers. the eaters of giant and colossal squid! swimming free and in the wild. ♪ there are two different groups of whales,
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the toothed whales-- and the baleen whales. toothed whales, like sperm whales, beluga whales, killer whales and dolphins, have teeth. and they're predators. so they hunt their prey using echolocation. baleen whales, they don't have teeth. baleen whales are whales like fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales and instead of teeth, they have... baleen in their mouths. and this is how they catch their food. the water comes in this side, goes through the baleen, and then when it comes out this side, these little hairs catch all the tiny plants and animals floating in the water, and that's what the baleen whales eat! the baleen whales are all around us, using their baleen right now! let's move out! ♪ chris, you got that camera? we can stick this pole cam right in the water when we find them. shh, listen. (water hissing) a humpback! we heard a humpback.
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where is she? there's a humpback whale swimming around. humpback! chris and martin: whoa! martin: see why they call them humpback, they've got that knobby hump, and then the dorsal fin goes up-- and then down. chris: humpbacks are also baleen whales. and that's why the whale's here: to eat, to filter all those plants and animals, those tiny microscopic creatures, out of the water that is the whale's food. martin: oh wow, that white, that's her fin, the white's her fin. and white on the edge of the tail-- here she comes. oh! so close! we're just drifting and she's drifting along. we're in perfect position. that was a good spout! now that spout is a breath of air. it's kind of like when you breathe out in the winter:
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the hot air from inside the whale mixes with the cool air, and then you get that mist cloud. there he goes. the humpback whale. ♪ whales are great! oh yeah! we'll see you on the creature trail. keep on creature adventuring. hi, i'm martin from the kratt brothers, and this isn't chris. this is a ten-year-old alligator. she weighs about 80 pounds, and i can only hold on to her for so long. you know, a full-grown male alligator can get ten times this size? i couldn't even pick him up. i love alligators. all right, martin, we got a mystery animal right behind you. who do you think it it?
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okay. shh. i hear panting. could it be a mammal? yes, it's a mammal. all right. can you give me a colour clue? red. red? a red mammal. that narrows it down-- does it have big hind legs? oh, yeah! can it jump like crazy? oh, yeah. one of the best. is it a red kangaroo? you got it! the red kangaroo of australia. oh, yeah! coded messages from hacker. announcer: go on a cyberchase! what we need is one of those decodertron gizmos. way to go, dig! announcer: it's "cyberchase" weekdays on pbs kids go! or watch anytime you want at pbskidsgo.org. wild kratts is made possible by announcer: at abcmouse.com, we believe in letting imagination run wild. abcmouse.com early learning academy. proud supporter of pbs kids and wild kratts.
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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: good evening from the "tampa bay times" forum, site of the 2012 republican national convention. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff, overlooking the place where thousands of delegates will gather tomorrow-- one day later than planned-- to nominate mitt romney for president of the united states. >> ifill: as delegates showed up for a brief opening session this afrnoon, the storm that forced the delay ultimately spared this city and headed west towards the gulf coast. we'll have the latest on its track tonight. >> woodruff: here at the convention site, we'll be discussing the republican
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party's message with the convention chairman, virginia governor bob mcdonnell and representative cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington state. >> ifill: our floor reporter jeffrey brown will talk to andy kohut about what voters say they want to learn from this event. >> woodruff: political editor christina bellantoni plugs into the daily buzz about how the romney campaign sees the week ahead. >> ifill: and judy and i will be joined here tonight and every night for insight and analysis from newshour regulars mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: plus, margaret warner has a report on how the war in syria is now spilling over to lebanon. >> ifill: and miles o'brien remembers the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut neil armstrong. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
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miles southeast of the mississippi river. it shifted slightly to the west during the day, with new orleans in its sights. as isaac bore down on the gulf coast, thousands began boarding up. and shipping out. >> we thought we would head out today. >> ifill: the major worry: a storm surge that could approach 12 feet in places, add up to 16 inches of rain, and overwhelm a stretch of the southern coast line. storm warnings were lifted today for tampa, florida, the republican national convention site. where the storm surge ended up being measured only in inches. but florida governor rick scott said his state is by no means in the clear. >> the panhandle is our concern now. and the potential flooding in the panhandle. >> ifill: isaac's passage did delay the convention schedule and force four governors to cancel their plan to attend.
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>> this storm like every other storm is nonpartisan. >> ifill: louisiana's bobby jindal was scheduled to speak tomorrow night. >> because it's a slow-moving storm we could see an acculumation both not only wind damage because there will be several hours of heightened went activity but also rain acculumation as well. the national weather service does indicate they have less confidence in... their guidance on direction of this storm. anybody in that path needs to be taking precautions. >> ifill: all four states declared official emergencies: alabama, florida, louisiana and mississippi, where governor phil bryant activated 1500 members of the national guard. >> the major concerns we have now are high winds, heavy rains, and flooding and the potential storm surge areas and low-lying areas along the mississippi gulf coast. >> ifill: on sunday as a tropical storm, isaac dealt only a glass be blow to key west where some locals rode out at
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the squall at the bar. >> a lot of tequila. lots of beer. and whatever happens in key west, stays in key west. >> ifill: over the weekend, the storm crossedded cuba, causing extensive flooding in haiti and killing at least 19 people. two people died in the dominican republic. but the storm's present track which could change drastically has many on edge. it could hit new orleans by early wednesday. that would be seven years to the the day after katrina landed. >> here we go again, part of being a new orleansian is being in the way of a storm. >> ifill: this time a wary city is taking no chances. >> you're called upon to leave, you should leave. >> ifill: though no mandatory evacuation has been ordered in new orleans, 50,000 people have already left saint charles parish to the west of the biggiesy. katrina made land fall south of new orleans. this parish president:
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>> we're seeing hundreds of phone calls. people stopping by the office here. what should they do? how bad is it going to be? is it another katrina? >> ifill: in 2005, katrina's flooding swamped levees and caused the most expensive disaster in american history. the army corps of engineers says this time the levees and elaborate water pumping system can handle what's coming. >> woodruff: bac >> woodruff: jeffrey brown is with us here in tampa this week, covering the action inside and outside the convention center. it is my privilege to proclaim the 2012 republican nationality convention in session and called to order. >> brown: at 2:00 this afternoon the gavel came down to open the 2012 republican national convention. just minutes later, more raps of the gavel brought the session to a close making day one a victim of tropical storm isaac. in the end, it was the fear of
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the storm rather than the reality that forced the change. this morning in the tampa bay area there was just light rain and wind. reince priebus, the head of the republican national committee told me convention officials had had no choice but to delay the proceedings. >> we had to make the call. i mean, you get it. the problem is that you've got to make a call two days ago when you have thousands of volunteers and about 800 buses that you need to figure out whether you're going to get them out to clear water and st. pete. >> brown: various gatherings went on, from state breakfasts to the public policy talks of former presidential candidate newt gingrich. protestors, too, were undeterred by the postponement. several hundred gathered in the park and marched through the streets of tampa. there was little chance they would get close to the tampa bay forum, the sight of the convention. security was intense in the sur owfnedding area with many streets fenced off, check points
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set up to search vehicles, police and national guardsmen out in force. but if the formal convention plans were thrown awry by isaac making this convention floor relatively quiet this afternoon, a portrait of the republican party was beginning to emerge here in tampa. it was one of strong and somewhat disparate voices. sunday afternoon, some 10,000 people sang, cheered and waved the flag of libertarianism at a rally at the u.s.f. sun dome honoring their hero, presidential candidate ron paul. paul is not speaking at the convention. he reportedly refused an offer that required a full-throated endorsement of mitt romney, telling the "new york times," quote, it wouldn't be my speech. i don't fully endorse him for president." supporters said they felt left out. >> lookate at all the people that filled this arena today. you would think they would want to include them in, you know. you would think we would be welcome with open arms.
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we're not. we're completely being shunned unfortunately. >> brown: their leader told his followers to hold fast. >> you would think we have an open tept. we want new people to come in. we want to appeal to the young people. don't you think they would be begging and pleading that they come into the big tent? well, no. well, we'll get into the tent, believe me, because we will become the tent eventually. ( cheers and applause ) >> brown: later this evening in another part of town, the singing and praising was at the river at tampa bay church. >> where would you spend eternity? >> their pastor rodney howard brown called for a new great awakening for the nation as followers of christ. >> that's why the gospel must be proclaimed because jesus is standing right now. he says come. >> brown: that was followed by a
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tea party unity rally, rousing the members on taxes, excessive government spending, gun rights, and the growing power of the movement itself. wisconsin lieutenant governor rebecca clayfish told me that the g.o.p.'s energy these days comes from the tea party >> the tea party for last several years has drummed up the grass roots support that has elected a variety of candidates to office all across america who have, you know, this passion for the constitution in their hearts and want to make sure that the tax payers are the ones they are directly accountable to every single day. the tea party is really great at bringing that energy and that intensity and also that organization >> brown: it was a point echoed to the crowd of about 1800 by minnesota congresswoman michelle bachman, another former presidential candidate. >> you have succeeded wildly. take a victory lap. (cheering) because this is what the tea
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party is not. we are not an unwanted second-class political party. >> brown: notably though bachman, like ron paul, will not speak at the republican convention. once it does get underway. i asked r.n.c. chairman reince priebus about the different voices within his party. yesterday we were at aaron paul rally. we were at a tea party rally. we went to a church and are hearing all these different voices of the pear. everybody claiming they're kind of outsiders >> yeah, right brown: i'm wondering, is there one voice to this party? >> of course. i mean we're totally unified. this is not because we're here and worried about the future of the republican party. we're here together because we're all worried about the future of this country. we do believe it's about liberty and freedom and the constitution. that's what binds everyone together >> brown: is that an anti-president obama? is there something that unites? >> two things. one it's about prosecuting the president as to what promises he
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made and what he delivered. but it's also telling the mitt romney story. that's something we need to do this week and we need to launch mitt romney to tell the meage of where we're going in this country >> brown: that will happen and keep happening, republicans promise, as soon as this convention gets underway. >> woodruff: what we're calling our all access convention coverage continues >> ifill: our all-access convention coverage continues online, where you can hear more from the ron paul supporters who were at the sun dome rally yesterday. that story from our newshour team is on the live blog on our home page. >> ifill: next we turn to the high-ranking member of the house and the newly named host of the convex kathy mcmorris rogers. i sat down with her a short time ago. congresswoman, thank you for joining us. you were an early mitt romney endorser. now you're the convention host. tell us what that means to be the convention host >> it's a new role that team romney has come up with this for
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convention. each evening i will be coming out at the start of the convention and welcoming the delegates and giving them the theme for the evening as well as making the case and introducing some of our speakers. so it will be the first three to five minutes each evening. i'm really excited about it >> ifill: you are supposed to be one of those spokers until isaac intruded >> that's true. it's all changed. but it's still very exciting to be down here in tampa. there's a lot of enthusiasm. everyone understands why the decision was made. they're looking forward to the convention starting and getting on with the business. >> ifill: what is the message you had hoped to bring in your speech as opposed to your daily introductions? what was the message you hoped to bring? >> it was focused on the "we can do better" theme, talking especially to women in america, focusing on our unemployment numbers, the record high unemployment that we've seen in recent years. 42 straight months of high unemployment. the longest streak in the past
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70 years. talking to women business owners, our entrepreneurs in america. and celebrating them. that they built their businesses from the ground up. that was going to be some of where i focused. now it's going to be on some of the larger themes for the convention. but it's still going to be good. >> ifill: you are the only republican woman in leadership in the house. is that correct? >> yes ifill: when you take a look at polls like we saw one in the "washington post" today, people were asked whether differences between men and women on gender issues that we've seen reflected are a major factor in their vote. 48% said yes. is that good or bad news for republicans? >> i'm celebrating the fact that republicans are doing better with women. we have a record number of republican women serving in the house of representatives that were elected in 2010. four out of the six women governors are now are republican. we have a record number of
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republican women at the state legislative level. the republican won the women's vote in 2010, the first time since ronald reagan that the republicans had won the women's vote. when you look at the issues that really drove women to the republican party, it's been the issues related to the economy, to jobs, the debt. women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. i think that they see where they expect their leaders in congress to also make those tough decisions. they also recognize that, you know, sometimes you have to make those tough decisions, what are best for your family and also what are best for the country. >> ifill: big distraction last week with congressman todd akin who is running for senate from missouri raising the questions about legitimate rape which raised a lot of questions on where republicans stand on the
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issues of concern to women. everyone has askd for him to withdraw from the race. he won't >> it was really unacceptable what congressman todd akin said. i have said that i would prefer for him to step aside. it really has become too much of a distraction at a time when our focus should be on the economy and jobs. that's on the forefront of everyone's minds. the republicans have long had a platform of being pro-life. i'm someone that believes life begins at conception and should be protected >> ifill: so is congressman akin right. ifill: so why shouldn't he stay in the race? >> well, his statements were inappropriate and wrong. but the debate in congress has really been more on the public funding for abortion. and tax payor funding for abortion which up until president obama and the health care bill tax payor dollars had never been used to fund abortion. that was a big shift. that's where really where the
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debate is in congress. >> ifill: as we see this convention unfold it's about women voters or hispanic voters or all of these disputed voting targeted blocs, what is it that you and others are hoping people take away from watching this convention? will it be a message about the failure of president obama or is is it going to be a message saying, welcome. let me introduce you to mitt romney and how he can make your life better? >> it is going to be a message that we can do better, that, yes, these are tough economic times. we have a record debt. we need leadership. and that mitt romney is the one that can lead our country during these difficult times. he has the leadership, the problem solving. it's one that focuses on the keeping the american dream alive. i've lived the american dream. i was born and raised on the farm, first in my family to graduate from college. i spent 13 years working in our family business. and that is what we want for americans. we want that opportunity. that's what we want to celebrate and continue.
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>> ifill: that is a compelling story. how is it that so many americans don't know mitt romney's compelling story? >> that's part of what we need to accomplish during this convention. really pull back that curtain. i think ann romney is going to help in that effort. but give us more of an insight into who mitt rney is. he's a very private person. yet he's running for the president of the united states. we need to get to know him a little bit better. i believe we will by the end of this convention. >> ifill: kathy mcmorris rogers, congressman from washington state, republican convention host. thank you very much >> thank you very much. good to be with you. >> woodruff: now to our news maker interview with the man who heads the republican platform committee. that sets the official party agenda. he also chairs the republican governors' association. he is the governor of virginia, bob mcdonnell. thanks for being with us >> thanks, judy woodruff: tell us for people who are watching who don't understand what the platform committee is. this is an active, many of them
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very conservative members of the republican party. is this a document meant to reflect their views or a document meant to appeal to the broad american population? >> i would hope it's both. there are two representatives from each of the 50 states. and then two from each of the six territories. we ghettoing and in a couple of days we try to put one document of 50 pages together on a wide range of issues that reflect sort of the heart and soul of the grass roots people of the republican party. we got 30,000 comments before we got down here. we talked to countless people. we had input from tea party and rand paul and rick santorum. everybody that wantedded to have a stake in what our party believes in and crafted a base document. then in a couple of days of committee meetings refined that and came out with the final document. this would be something i would say will be instructive to the canned days to say this is what the grass roots believes in. we hope you'll take a look at it >> woodruff: not they must take a look at it? we've already heard governor say
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that paul ryan, his vice president shall pick, say he's not necessarily or they're not necessarily in agreement with everything in the platform. >> wouldn't expect them to. we input obviously from the romney campaign but it's a bottom-up approach. the same with the democratic party. its representatives from the grass roots that outline what they believe. i think in large measure though the things that are in there, the heavy focus being on jobs and the economy, on taxes and spending, on energy and agriculture, on government reform, on protecting the constitution, and there's a variety of issues on life and family and marriage as well. but it's a 50-page document largely on the principal issues, some of the details obviously left to the candidates and others because there's enough time to do in a document. it reflects generally what republicans believe in. of course there will be differences with the candidates >> woodruff: i ask about this because i was looking at... there was a draft document that was circulating today. i gather the whole thing is not available. >> it was supposed to be released today, formally to the
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delegates. i think with the convention proceedings being delayed it's probably going to be tomorrow. >> woodruff: there's language in there about contraception, about not wanting contraception to be part of a family planning program. there certainly is language about abortion. are these positions that... i mean, are you saying to the american people, this is what we want everyone to abide by? >> no. first of all, i would say, judy, that those issues are a very small part of an overall document. the overall document focuses on the same issues that mitt romney is talking about, that most of us who are sur gays for the campaign are talking about, that is we have to get the great effort country out of debt and back to work. the current administration has failed in those areas. job creation and economic development and energy and taxes and debt are the overwhelming issues in this campaign that are most important to all voters, democrat, republican and undecided. now, of course, the republican party has long been the pro-life
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party. we have believe in the santity and dignity of life and have long had provisions in there to protect human life. democrats have been the pro-choice party and things in there that fit that as well. these are issues that the grassate roos people come together and say these are things we believe in and we hope that americans would share these view and that the candidates would adopt some of these positions but candidates that run on the things they think are important. i think by and large what's in the platform and the things mitt romney has been saying about his plan to raise up the middle class and do things to help protect the hard-working tax payers are similar. >> woodruff: we know the american population is changing. there's been a lot of conversation this week about the diversity in the republican party. >> yes woodruff: the platform speaks about public education. it says republicans support the english-first approach. what does that mean? >> i think it just means it's a wreckinrecognition that first we welcome people to come to america. my grandfather came 100 years ago. legally through ellis island. that's why i'm here. so we celebrate lawful
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immigration. but to be part of the great american story, english is the coin of the realm in america. we think regardless of what your native tongue might be, to learn english and to able to converse in it, to read and write and speak well is very important to have access to the american dream. so that was the collective thoughts of the people on the platform committee and think we ought to put an emphasis on learning english well >> woodruff: is that the same as english-only being taught? that the party would like english-only to be taught? >> no. i mean i think people celebrate and especially across america we have rick pockets of people from many other countries. i mentioned my grandfather from ireland 100 years ago. there are pockets of people from all over the world that come here because they want freedom. they want this american dream. obviously it's an unrstanding that you have to know english. but we celebrate the diversity among the people that come to america and that live here and experience the greatness of our country >> woodruff: in this draft that was available today -- again, i
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understand it's just a draft -- it also refers to the party disagreeing with what and criticizing the administration for what it calls the administration's decision to permit waivers for work requirements. for welfare benefits. this is something reflected, we know, in governor romney's advertising. the obama administration says that's a distortion. it's not the case. outside independent fact chokers have said that is not what the administration has done. how do you explain that? >> i'd say they better read what secretary sebelius said in her order. i carry the welfare reform bill in virginia back in 1995 and the next year, of course, bill clinton and speaker gingrich got together and together something similar to what virginia and wisconsin had. work was the essence of that, judy. the way i read secretary sebelius' guidance is there were going to be waivers that could be granted to the states that would actually allow other experiences other than work to fulfill that requirement. i think that undermines the entire intent of welfare reform for all the reasons that i think
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are well known. i know that they're back checking and saying that's not really what we meant. the republican governors that asked for the waivers were saying we wanted flexibility not to under mine the work requirements. so i think there's a fair policy dispute about what they meant. if they're saying now they're not going to do it, then good >> woodruff: they're saying what they meant, what it is, is a minimum requirement of work. it's not at all what the republicans... >> there are great editorials saying that. that's a fair policy debate on what should be the policy. i think mitt romney has reaffirmed his belief that the very successful programs and the welfare reform that have dramatically reduced the rolls, saved a lot of money and opened up a transition from people from welfare to work is very successful and we shouldn't go back on it. >> woodruff: very good to have you with us >> thanks for having me on. i appreciate it.
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>> woodruff: we're coming back with more convention coverage and a look back at the life of space pioneer neil armstrong after the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: apple moved today to capitalize on its legal victory over samsung. a federal jury in california awarded apple more than $1 billion on friday after finding samsung infringed on a series of patents. today apple asked a judge to ban eight samsung smart phone models from the market. apple stock briefly hit an all- time high today, and finished with a gain of nearly 2%. but otherwise, wall street mostly struggled. the dow jones industrial average lost 33 points to close at 13,124. the nasdaq rose three points to close at 3073. in afghanistan, there were conflicting accounts after 17 civilians were beheaded sunday night. it happened at a party in the musa qala district of helmand province. local officials said the taliban killed them for flouting a ban on music and dancing. other reports said the victims
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got caught in a gunfight between rival taliban commanders. to the east, two more u.s. soldiers were killed in an incident involving an afghan soldier. but afghan officials said in this one, the afghan's weapon went off accidentally. the u.s. military has decided on punishments for two soldiers and three u.s. marines involved in incidents that provoked afghan outrage and riots. it was widely reported today they will face reprimands, loss of pay, or other penalties, but no criminal charges. the first incident was the surfacing of a video in january, showing several marines urinating on taliban corpses. the second occurred weeks later, when u.s. troops burned copies of the koran. commanders concluded it was not intentional. a syrian military helicopter crashed today during fierce fighting in damascus. rebel fighters claimed they shot it down. amateur video posted online showed the chopper engulfed in flames and spinning out of control shortly before it hit the ground. state-run media confirmed the crash, but gave no details. meanwhile, opposition activists reported government troops last week massacred at least 320
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people in a damascus suburb. many appeared to have been executed by gunshots. the civil war in syria has triggered violence in neighboring lebanon in recent days. margaret warner has more on the troubles there, and prospects for worse to come. >> warner: less than 50 miles from syria on the streets of lebanon's second largest city, tripoli, shiite and sunni gunmen are battling too as the conflict from syria spills over into lebanon's fragile ethnic stew. in the last week alone, 18 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded. the newshour sent a video journalist to the port city over the weekend. she found residents there fearing for their lives. this 63-year-old grandmother showed us where bullets have penetrated her apartment on syria's street.
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>> we can't sleep at night. we stay in the kitchen. sometimes we hide in the bathtub. my grandchild, we had to move him out because he was terrified. >> warner: other residents who dare to venture out use crawl spaces rather than their front doors. sectarian tensions have broiled in this part of lebanon for the decade between the imagine yort sunni and the sect of assad. the sunnies resent syria's long-time dominance of lebanon even after withdrawing its troops in 2005. as well as its support for shiite hezbollah leader, head of the most powerful faction in lebanese government. so when the syrian uprising, with its sectarian overtones, broke out 17 months ago, sporadic fighting broke out in this part of lebanon too. editor of the web sight sit "now lebanon" in beirut, says the
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damage has already beennormous >> it's not like we're afraid of the spillor. it's happening. we're already there. it's not safe anymore. syrian activists and like even syrian workers. everything is a target. every single is a target. lebanese, like if they say anything in support of the revolution they might be the targets >> warner: the rising violence in lebanon has raised concerns in foreign capitals and at the u.n. too. >> as the crisis in syria continues to deteriorate, the situation in lebanon has become more precarious. and the need for continued international support to the government and the lebanese armed forces increasingly important. >> warner: but washington bureau chief for the satellite channel says unrest in lebanon serves assad's political purposes by raising the international stakes if he falls >> most believe that assad is behind it. there is a legacy here.
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there's a history of syrian intervention in lebanon. the argument is that if he's gone, we will bring the region down. assad's argument is i maintain a degree of law and order in lebanon. assad's argument is that, as they articulated before, if this regime is gone, there will be chaos in the eastern mediterranean. this is the kind of blackmail that assad is using >> warner: the lebanese army was deployed to tripoli late last week but the fighting continues. it's easy to see why because feelings about assad run high throughout lebanon. this unemployed shiite man in beirut, ali, wants assad to stay in power because he helped prop up hezbollah in lebanon >> if the syrian regime falls, god willing, hezbollah won't be affected. so we hope the regime doesn't fall on syria. >> warner: a sunni businessman prayed for assad's demise. >> we have been suffering from
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the syrian regime for 40 years. if that regime falls not only there syrian people benefit, but the lebanese people will benefit too. >> warner: this seam stress doesn't care what happened to assad. she just wants peace restored in her country. >> we are very worried. people are getting hungry. they are selling their shops, some are selling their houses and they're scared >> warner: it's going to get a lot worse, melhem says if the syrian conflict continues to rage >> if the violence in syria doesn't end soon, lebanon is likely to be engulfed on a larger scale into problems. lebanon being weak has, as a state, cannot stop the deterioration of the whole society into sectarian conflagration >> warner: and that would make what's going on in tripoli right now seem tame.
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>> holman: those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen and judy at the tampa convention. >> ifill: the story of these conventions happens beyond the floor behind us. that's why every night we'll be tracking the daily buzz with newshour political editor christina bellantoni. welcome. this convention has shrunk but there's always something else going on. in this case, we saw jeff brown talk about the thousands of people who turned out to hear ron paul at the sun dome yesterday. is there something else going on inside here with ron paul dell gays? >> absolutely. even though there wasn't a formal convention program today, there were people that are supporting ron paul that delegates from oregon, from maine, from all different states that are saying they're not sure what they'll do when it comes to the roll call vote. the romney folks say they're confident that this won't be a big issue that prevents him from getting the nomination. these are people who are very passional for the paul campaign. >> ifill: the ron paul folks are very lively on social media.
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they'll tweet the heck out of something if they're not happy. is that going on? >> absolutely. what some of these delegates are talking about is how they think that the movement itself could, if you pick up some independents, pick up some democrats, that could create a whole new party. there's a lot of discussion about that. where does the republican party go from here? something we're obviously taking a look at tonight, that something that they can tap into, that next generation and peel votes away from the republicans and the democrats >> woodruff: i want to ask you, christina, because most of those, in fact most of the ron paul supporters tend to be younger generation. and yet the republicans have had a tough time certainly obama did much better in the last election with young people. are we seeing this time? >> well there have been aate low of people particularly at the sun domi vent but it's not just that. there's a lot of energy among this paul movement. but when the republicans say that they're trying to do a lot of outreach to younger people they're really making a point to show kids, for example, mitt romney sons that are out there on the campaign trail aate low. they're trying to take that message.
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what they're doing at the convention is trying to make it more open to social media, making sure it's not people home with television, they're watching in all other kinds of ways as well >> ifill: the former governor of this state florida announced today, he was a republican once upon a time, he's endorsing and speaking at the democratic national convention >> you have each convention has their flipper, if you will. you have archer davis, a former democrat, will be speaking here this week. then obviously the former governor of florida. what's interesting about this is one of the reasons that he is not a senator from florida today because he embraced president obama physically literally and figuratively with the stimulus program in 2009. that was the first trips the president went down there. they did a big hug that was used as an attack against charlie crist later. it's not all that surprising that the republicans scoff at it >> woodruff: fair to say there's a little bit of bitterness on the part of republicans toward charlie crist >> he's moderate.
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woodruff: christina you'll be reminding us of all the things we should be watching online >> the effort that you are both participating in, we do the political checklist on our live stream. we have an active twitter feed that's at newshour and then of course just our live stream 24 hours a day. make sure to check that out. >> ifill: everywhere you look woodruff: thank you. so how engaged >> woodruff: how engaged are americans in this summer's political conventions, and what do most want to hear this week in tampa? the pew research center asked those questions of about a thousand people nationwide. for more on that poll, jeff is on the floor with pew's andy kohut now. >> brown: andy, what are people saying that they're interested in, in these conventions? >> well, we did a poll this weekend of a thousand people. interest in this convention is pretty much on par about half of the public said they're interested in either somewhat or a great deal in following what's going on. but the top thing that they're interested in is the republican platform.
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55% say they want to hear about that. >> brown: when you say the republican platform. we were just listening to governor mcdonnell talk to judy about that. you mean particular issues? what do you think >> it's a sense of what do the republicans really stand for? there's a great interest both here and for the democratic interest to hear about policy and there's a lot of personal stuff going on on politics today. the public is concerned about the well being of the country. what do these people want to do? and what do the democrats want to do? that's the top agenda >> brown: what about mitt romney, as a man? is is that a speech that people look forward to? >> interest in romney's speech is a good deal lower than usual only 43% say they are interested in hearing what he has to say. for mccain four years ago it was 52%. for bush bac 2000, it was about% or so. romney is not testing so well in terms of the appeal of here in
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tampa >> brown: what do you as scribe that to, the personal side and the speech we often talk about, you know, where he sort of defines himself >> well, i don't think the public finds him engaging. we know that he's not personally popular. he's doing well despite what people's reservations about him personally. this is an opportunity for him to overcome some of the personal deficits, let's say, that he has. but in terms of intentions, there's not a good deal of interest in mitt romney. in fact, there's as much interest in ryan as in romney and there's much interest in hearing the roll call which is only 43%. the roll call used to be a big deal. it's not a big deal these days >> brown: it's interesting because it goes to what we've just been talking about and hearing on the show about mitt romney having to define hill self. before i let you go, you've done something, put together a poll we have online, right? which allows people to sort of figure out where they are in the political spectrum. explain
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>> yeah, there's a big gap between republicans and democrats these days, bigger than at any point in 25 years. we have online at the pew research center and at newshour a little test that you can see when whether your values are republican or democrat the degree to which they are conservative or liberal. you can test yourself compared to temperature graphic groups. it's a lot of fun and very instructive >> brown: find out where you are in case you're in any doubt. andy kohut, thanks a lot. >> woodruff: thank you, jeff and andy. >> woodruff: and you can find out where you fit in. take that quiz on our home page. >> ifill: and with us tonight and all week are shields and brooks. that's syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. we've been waiting for you to tell us. follow through on what andy just said about who these conventions are for and whether everybody is just here to see the roll call and paul ryan? >> i think there's a lot of energy for people in the room toward paul ryan.
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they feel a lot better about mittate romney since then. but it's really for mitt romney and the republicans to make their case to the people of the country unfiltered. it's their best chance. there will be some 40 million americans watching. the biggest crowd by a factor of 100 that mitt romney has ever spoken to probably. it's a very crucial moment in his quest for the presidency. >> i defend these things to the death. if you look, how many things actually change the polls? we've had a year of campaigning. nothing has changed the polls. i almost guarantee, almost, that this event will change the polls. >> ifill: you guarantee snit said almost. almost. usually a four or five point bounce and the democrats will get their bounce. that has an effect on public opinion. all these other candidates who will be speaking tomorrow who are down-ticket candidates that will play back home and affect their own races. i think these things should be two or three weeks.
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>> (laughing) ifill: the down-ticket races and the people who want to be here forever, what are the messages that these candidates are trying to send to home but also on the floor >> we heard kathy mcmorris rogers and bob mcdonnell talk about it. what did you pick up on that? >> they're trying to speak beyond the room. they're trying to speak to the nation now. they've been through an intramural food fight. the nomination of the presidential candidate in which really ugly things were said about mitt romney especially by rick santorum annuity gingrich in particular. rick perry. the only one of whom has a speaking spot is senator santorum. but i think to get all of that behind them and to try and tell america that mitt romney, who we will learn, has a marvelous gift for private charity and personal generosity to those in trouble in his parish or his
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congregation, whether, in fact that extends to people he doesn't know in lima, ohio, and cheyenne, wyoming, eureka, california. i think that's the question that is demanding an answer and that somehow is going to be beyond acts of personal kindness and charity which are part of his record. >> woodruff: some of us read a briefing this morning with senior romney advisors, david. i know you and gwen were there. they're talking about... this is rare that mitt romney is going to talk about what his faith means to him this week. what's the significance of that? >> there's sort of a debate going on inside the head of mitt romney. they know they have to be more open. they know they have to talk about his faith. there's high suspicion of mormonism. how many people are concerned about mormons? that's a number that is reasonably high and reasonably stable over the decades. 36% of evangelicals are concerned. aseculars 41%. they're going to bring out
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mormons to talk about the community service and things like that. romney knows he needs to do that. at the same time you see in the interviews he's saying i'm not a piece of meat. i'm not that hope and change guy i'm mr. reticent. he's trying to rationalize a policy which is, okay, we're going to open up a little but not too much because i'm mr. receipt >> ifill: i am what i am. woodruff: is there risk in doing that, mark, or is this just whatever he can do to tell more about who he is is is all to the good for them >> he has to be authentic. he cannot be or come off as contrivent that's one of the real concerns about mitt romney given his political journey. philosophically speaking, what is the authenticity? what the core of the man is. i would not be concerned, if i were mitt romney or anybody in his campaign, about the evangelicals who are the most suspicious of... they don't believe that mormonism is part of christianity. but they are vehemently
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anti-barack obama so they will vote for him. david is absolutely right. there's a real concern over the past 45 years in the country as americans have grown more supportive of a woman being elected, 90%, voting for a black or a catholic or a jewish nominee, that they felt was qualified by their own party, 90%. only four or five or six percent would be opposed. there's been a constant almost one out of five who have had a resistance to mormonism. it hasn't changed. it is a problem. i think it's something that he has to address >> ifill: there was a new "washington post" poll out today showing everything neck and neck again. nobody breaking through. but one of the romney add viedors told us this morning, "if i were a white house advisor, i put this delicately, go and throw up in a trash can." >> woodruff: memorable line. ifill: you wonder if the text is telling us who mitt romney is at this convention, is the sub text telling us who barack obama
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is not? >> well they are clearly defining themselves as the opposite of him. the hope and change stuff. the vague grand eloquence. they are trying not to do that. the scary thing is in that poll and a lot of recent polls you've seen the shift in demographics. shift along racial lines so miltate romney could conceivably get 60% of the white vote. when you take the white male vote that's significantly higher. that's a much higher percentage i think. george w. bush got about 55%. on the other hand, the latino vote could go 80% toward obama. so the divides along demographic lines within that poll and all the polls much sharper than anything we've seen before. >> woodruff: what does that say about our country, mark? have we seen this before where the politics was so divided so clearly among ethnic and racial lines? >> well, there was a time when the democrats won presidential elections with a solid white south, when no african-american voted up until the civil rights
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movement since 1964 we've seen the two parties change. the democratic party was the party of white working class voters. now the strongest constituency for republicans is none college educated whites. and the problem is they were 62% of the electorate when ronald reagan got electedded. now they're 38% of the electorate. david is right. i think you've seen overtones of racial appeal in some of the commercials in the last couple of weeks. i think they are disturbing >> woodruff: a the part of the romney campaign >> yes, on the part of the romney campaign >> ifill: gentlemen, as we start our long weeks together here in tampa and next week in charlotte we want to hold you to some things. what are the big speeches you're listening for? what are the big issues that you think are going to play out in the next week or two >> i'm going with ann romney. i think she'll be the single most importa speech of this convention. she's, a, a better speaker than her husband. >> ifill: aren't they always
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better speakers >> it is an interesting thing. psychologists should study there. they're better speaker, smarter and usually better politicians, the politicians. if anybody can humanize it's her >> mark? i am looking at the romney speech because this is a moment. i mean americans, are they going to be comfortable with him and have the sense that he understands what we're going through and what my neighbors and kids are goi through and my family is going through? and at the same time does he really have a plan? i think potential star is marco rubio. the guy i'm not going to take my eyes off is chris christie just another pretty face. anybody that has a weight problem has to look at chris christie and say i'm fascinated by this guy >> you literally can't take your eyes off him. (moaning) >> woodruff: david, mark, thank you. gwen and i are looking forward to spending a lot of time with you guys this week and next. you can catch more from mark and david on the doubleheader. that is just one of many "beyond the sky box" features available only online.
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find six live stream channels on our web site, including all of the official proceedings every day this week. also, there are interviews with newsmakers, delegates, and others here in attendance. we've asked elected officials and newshour regulars for their favorite convention moments, memories that stand out from conventions past. we'll also be livestreaming a pbs breakfast panel. i'll be talking with republicans about the future of the party. that's tomorrow morning at 9:45 a.m. eastern time. all that and much more is at newshour.pbs.org. >> ifill: and we close tonight with a look back at astronaut neil armstrong, the first man on the moon. he died on saturday at the age of 82. newshour science correspondent miles o'brien has this remembrance. >> it is undoubtedly the most famous footprint in history. >> one small step for man; one
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giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: neal armstrong was the first of 12 men to walk on the moon. he and crew mate buzz aldrin spent more than two hours on their historic walk and planted an american flag on the lunar surface. the date was july 20, 1969. and an estimated one in six around the globe watched the landing unfold. the crew returned to earth and a hero's welcome. but armstrong accepted the adulation reluctantly. biographer james hanssen says that was partially because armstrong felt many others deserved more credit than the astronauts were getting at the time. >> he was always a fairly shy, introspective person. he didn't like the limelight much. and now finding himself in such bright lights he withdrew even more. neal just felt like, you know, all the attention on him was just out of place. he wasn't really... it wasn't false modesty ever.
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it was how he really felt about it >> reporter: neal armstrong was born in a small town in ohio in 1930. he became a navy pilot after college, flying dozens of combat missions during the korean war. then he spent more than a decade as a test pilot flying high-speed aircraft, including the x-15 which he flew at 4,000 miles an hour >> a new space team for the moon shoot >> reporter: in 1962 nasa made him an astronaut. during his first flight gemini 8 he successfully flew the first docking in space. but a system failure put the craft in a dizzying, dangerous roll. armstrong managed to safely abort the mission. cooley saving the day. putting him at the top of the list for a moon shot command. it was clear he had what tom wolf later called "the right stuff." >> senior management knew that the first man on the moon was going to be a global icon. was going to be famous, was going to be in all the history books forever.
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it was the victory of the americans in the space race. we never should forget that it was a competition. so the idea of armstrong going out and having the kind of character that he did, senior management just felt that he would represent humankind and the united states in a very, very diplomatic and elegant way, distinguished way >> reporter: after his return from the moon to lasting fame, armstrong seldom talked about the mission in public. as he did in 199 with his apollo 11 crew mates, aldrin and michael collins. >> apollo 11 was filledded with experience. one that comes to mind in my case is the flying through the moon shadow and seeing the sunny clipsed by the moon as we approached it. that was very spectacular sight >> reporter: in 2009, the 40th anniversary, armstrong
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recalled the role space exploration had on the cold war and the competition between the u.s. and the soviet union >> i'll not assert that it was a diversion that prevented a war. nevertheless it was a diversion. it was intense. it did a lot to both sides to take the high road with the objectives of science and learning and exploration. eventually it provided a mechanism for engendering cooperation between former adversaries. in that sense, among others, it was an exceptional national investment for both sides. >> reporter: remembrances have poured in since armstrong's passing on saturday. nasa administrator charles bolden spoke today >> in the words of the armstrong family, the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of neal armstrong and give him a wink.
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>> reporter: over the weekend tourists at the air and space museum in washington remembered where they were when armstrong walked on the moon. >> barbara, my wife, asked me, do you remember what our son mark when he was two years old in 1969, when we were watching it on tv that neal armstrong was on the moon and our son who was two years old at the time, he went outside, looked at the moon and said, "i don't see anybody up there." >> we were sad to hear about it. he was certainly a pioneer. we all respecked him in that day and age. i certainly wouldn't have gone up there. i don't know how they convinced him to do. >> i was a nine-year-old kid, right? that was a big remembrance for us. we all sat around the tv and watched the whole process. it was a big deal. it's still a big deal. >> reporter: in los angeles, a wreath was set out at armstrong's star on the hollywood walk of fame. and people laid flowers at the foot of his statue at purdue university, his al ma matter.
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a private service is planned in cincinatti on friday. >> woodruff: someone truly part of american history. >> ifill: absolutely. >> woodruff: gwen and i and the newshour team will be right here tomorrow and all week. the delegates will nominate their ticket with mitt romney at the top and paul ryan as his vice president tomorrow. that's expected to happen between 6:00 and 7:00 eastern time, and you'll see it live on the newshour. plus, we'll talk with house speaker john boehner. our special convention coverage begins 7:00 p.m. sharp, and continues until the gavel comes down around 11:00 p.m. eastern. speakers to watch for include mitt romney's wife, ann, and new jersey governor chris christie, who will deliver the keynote address. >> ifill: again, the major developments of the day. tropical storm isaac brushed past tampa, after delaying the republican convention schedule by a day. it headed across the gulf, taking aim at new orleans. and apple asked a judge to ban sales of eight samsung smart phone models. a federal jury found friday that
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samsung infringed on apple's patents. and a program note: charlie rose will be here later tonight with his own preview of the convention. and that's the newshour for tonight. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
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>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening, i'm tom hudson. apple shares hit a new high after its big patent win over samsung, now it wants some samsung products banned in the u.s. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. merger monday on wall street, from cars to tech to banking, nearly $8 billion worth of deals are announced. >> tom: and, tropical storm isaac threatens gulf coast residents and energy production, but his rains could bring some relief for the mid-west drought. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! apple's big win in court, meant an even bigger win for shareholders today. the stock gained 2% and closed at nearly $676 a piece, an all- time high. the rally comes as apple moved today to stop the sale of eight samsung electronics devices,
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including its galaxy and droid smartphones. friday, a jury ruled the korean company copied critical features of apple iphones and ipads. samsung stock dropped 7% today, erasing more than $12 billion in market cap. meanwhile, apple is now valued at $633 billion. suzanne pratt takes a look at what's in store for the world's most valuable public company. >> reporter: just when you think the shine on apple can't possibly get any brighter, guess what, a legal victory in a bitter patent dispute makes it happen. >> it's a pretty big deal. i think it gives them an enormous precedent to go up against any other manufacturer that they deem is getting a little too close to their designs and their software. >> reporter: the one billion dollar verdict pushed apple stock; already a market darling, to a new all-time high today. and amazingly, apple shares have surged nearly 150 points or
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nearly 30% since sliding to $530 in mid-may. many analysts believe the momentum will continue for apple stock. but, not so much because of friday's big win in federal court. >> really long-term it doesn't have much of an impact and the reason is this even though this is a big win for apple those features are relevant today and this technology moves forward those features may not be relevant in the future because there's so much innovation within mobile. >> reporter: more likely to drive apple's stock higher this year is the company's continued ability to innovate, and to sell more of its super-cool gadgets. the iphone 5 is expected to hit the stores in september, and everyone from wall street to main street has high hopes for it. not only is the screen likely to be bigger, but data flow should be much faster. still, piper jaffray's munster says he's sticking to his $910 price target for apple for reasons well beyond the next iphone generation.
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>> right now smartphones are only about 30% of the overall phones in the world, and eventually that's going to be 100% and that's a big business for apple. and, we think based on the opportunity in the smartphone market the stock is going to go much higher. >> reporter: also potential drivers for apple stock, an expected mini ipad in october, and much-hoped for apple-tv. no word on that hush-hush product, but already anticipation has consumers and shareholders drooling. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: our next guest says the apple verdict is an opportunity for companies to be more creative. he's christopher carani, patent attorney at mcandrews, held & malloy, and chairman of the american bar association's design rights committee. so christopher, how long do you think it's going to be before we see new designs other than the apple iphones that we've gotten so used to seeing? >>. >> typically these things will take about a product cycle or two cycles before
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we'll see something. remember, in this case there are two types of patents that are implicated. utility patents which protect the way things work and design patents which protect the way things look. in other words, their aesthetic. here companies competitors of apple are going to be challenged that they are going to now need to come up with new, different, exciting looking designs in order to catch the customer's interest. >> susie: but what about consumer choices. as you heard in our report app sell trying to get certain samsung gadgets off the market. what does this mean for consumers? >> yeah, this, when you have a design-- where we have that the jury decided that these particular device of samsung infringe the apple patent, one of the remedies is damages which here they've assessed a $1 billion damage award, but also a determination regarding an injunction, in other words, a ban of the products from sale and importation to the united states. this decision is left up to the hands of the presigning
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judge. so in september 20, she will hold a hearing at that time, and hear the arguments from both sides. in this particular case, it is likely that she will enter the injunction on these particular products for three reasons. the first being that these are competitors, apple and samsung are actual competitors. also apple actually produces this product, this is a patented product, not just some patent they have sit on the shelf but they actually have commercialized a product for. and then lastly this typically a court might reserve entering a judgement if there was something to implicate the public health or safety but that is not the case here with tablets and smart phones. >> susie: well, you know, samsung has said that it wants to appeal. how do you think this whole legal battle is going to play out. and as for that 1 billion dollars, you know, awarded to apple, will samsung have to pay up? >> well, the amount of damages is still in question. i mean the jury has come up with a $1 billion verdict. however they also found it
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was willful infringement. in other words, it was intentional infringement on the part of samsung. so the judge will have the opportunity to increase that amount by up to three times. we could be talking about $3 billion. that decision will probably ultimately be appealed up to the appeals court. and then we'll have to decide whether or not there was some type of error in the assessment of those-- of that amount. but right now i haven't really seen any reasons, any technical or legal reasons why that particular holding would not stand. >> susie: real quickly, are you talking dollars and cents, some people have been saying that it appears that now apple has cornered the market. does that mean that consumers are going to have to pay higher prices for whether it's iphones or ipads that sort of thing? >> i would think that would be an unlikely result of this. at this point, i mean there are designers all over the world bursting with creativity that can come up with new, unique looking design force smart phones and tablets there are
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currently other products that are already on the shelfs that look different. in fact that was one of the central parts of apple's case is this is not the only way that these products have to look. indeed there are other competitors who currently have competing products that have different appearances. so i think that the idea that this is somehow going to stifle competition is a little off the mark. in fact i think this will actually spur innovation uz certainly an interesting case. thank you so much, christopher car-- carani at mcandrews and malloy. >> reporter: i'm diane eastabrook in chicago. isaac is rumbling towards oil refineries along the gulf coast, and that's causing gasoline prices to jump. >> tom: a lot of talk about apple on wall street today, but most investors were marking time until that big speech friday by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke in jackson hole, wyoming. the dow fell 33 points, but the nasdaq gained three and the s&p 500 was down just over half a point. two regional federal reserve surveys found a mixed picture
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for manufacturers. the dallas federal reserve bank reported this month manufacturing conditions softened in texas. but chicago-area manufacturing picked up in july. >> susie: wall street kicked off the week with a bunch of deals valued at nearly $8 billion. hertz is finally driving to the alter with "dollar thrifty". the on-again-off-again marriage has been in the works for two years. the $2.5 billion dollar deal now puts 95% of the u.s. rental car market in the hands of three companies. in tech, i.b.m. is paying $1 billion to buy kenexa.
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it makes human resources software applications. but today's biggest deal was in banking: m&t is buying new jersey's hudson city bancorp for $3.7 billion in cash and stock. it's the biggest bank deal since the recession. >> tom: with the hudson city merger, m&t now joins the ranks of so-called super-regional banks. after the deal closes, m&t will have 870 branches stretching from connecticut to virginia and assets over $100 billion. as darren gersh reports, the reasons behind this merger have a lot to do with the unusual economics of banking in a time of low interest rates. >> reporter: for saver's who are essentially getting 0% interest on their deposits, it may be small comfort to know banks have pretty much the same problem. hudson city and other banks are painfully aware the interest rates they can charge for loans are only going in one direction. >> loan yields have steadily come down. they are actually going down every single day here and the same with security yields. so if your funding cost is low,
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but stable and your yield on your assets are going down, your net interest margin or the earnings power that you produce on your balance sheet is shrinking. >> reporter: for banks like m&t, the solution to falling yields on loans is to get bigger. which explains why m&t has merged its way up to the ranks of super-regional banks. not only do bigger banks have more assets and therefore more earnings power, they also are better equipped to deal with a new regulatory landscape. >> dodd-frank was a factor in that it raised regulatory costs and with that, it makes it more attractive for banks to combine and increase their revenue base to offset the higher fixed cost increase. >> reporter: but the merger wave many predicted dodd-frank's banking reforms would set in motion has been slow to develop. falling interest rates on loans is one reason why. >> they don't want to sell out now, because their earnings power is depressed and they know when rates rise, the earnings power will improve and with that their takeout bid will also improve. so nobody wants to sell out at
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the bottom if they don't have to. >> reporter: when interest rates do go up, bank earnings and mergers may soon follow. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: good news for regional bankers like hudson city, the federal reserve today, said it is considering delaying stress tests for medium sized banks, under the dodd-frank reforms, banks with between $10 billion and $50 billion in assets will have to start conducting those tests in the fall of next year, but the fed says it has received comments raising concerns over whether banks of that size would have the resources, readiness and ability to get the stress tests done.
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>> tom: tropical storm isaac pushed the start of the republican presidential convention back to tomorrow, but the g.o.p. is already gathering to hear from party leaders, and to see the official nomination of republican frontrunner mitt romney, and vice presidential pick paul ryan. the main event of this afternoon's scaled back agenda was activating a national debt >> susie: tropical storm isaac is barreling towards the gulf of mexico where the u.s. gets much of its energy. the storm has forced oil companies to halt production and close refineries. and as diane eastabrook reports the shock waves are already traveling through the supply chain. >> reporter: just in time for the labor day travel weekend comes tropical storm isaac and the threat of soaring pump
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prices. but, energy analyst kimberly dubord says she's not panicking. >> we are currently well supplied, production is on the increase, we're producing more oil than we have in a decade so from that level there's not a lot of supply risk over the medium term. >> reporter: right now the u.s. is sitting on 360 million barrels of oil. that's about nine million barrels more than we had a year ago and the government says that is well above the average for this time of year. still tropical storms and energy markets don't mix. the u.s. gets about a quarter of its daily oil from the gulf of mexico. and this storm has shut down most of that production. refineries are an even bigger problem. almost half of u.s. refining capacity lies along the gulf coast. the threat of isaac to refineries could push already rising gasoline prices even higher. economist carl tannenbaum says higher fuel prices in an anemic economy could force both consumers and businesses to tighten their belts.
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>> to the degree that they are tying to find room in those; budgets for hiring more people and maybe making those investments that would really grow the economy having to pay more for a basic commodity may delay those decisions and therefore delay us getting that extra strength into the economic recovery. >> reporter: analysts say even if isaac takes some refineries off line for weeks-- the combination of weak demand and good inventories could put a ceiling above prices at the pump. it's that weak demand that really makes people mad in these situation. having gong through isaacover the weekend, i saw lots of lines on saturday and sunday, plenty of supply. why should prices spike if demand is relatively low but there is still plenty of oil around. >> you know, tom t is sort of a delicate dance between the production and refining. we saw gases spike on the west coast earlier this summer because there were a couple of refining outages out there. so again it's sort of a
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delicate dance and it's very difficult to move production from one refinery to another. so if they're short on supplies on the west coast it's difficult to just move refining production out that way. >> you know, diane we're entering the threat of isaac here with the gasoline inventories down about 4% nationwide, down 10% on the east coast this really continues to add to the pressure that the refinery business is in. you mentioned the west coast situation, then of course there is the explosion, the deadly explosion we saw in venezuela at a key refinery there. >> yeah, and that's the fear that, you know, if we have had issue down in venezuela, we have the storm heading towards these refiners on the gulf coast, you know, what are we going to see. we saw something very similar happen during katrina. 10, 12 years ago. we could see the same thing happen that we saw with gustav and ike back in 2008. and it's a very delicate situation. so we'll have to watch what happens. >> tom: separate from the
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threat to life and property along the gulf coast wa, about the chances of rain in the midwest and quenching some of the drought conditions. >> we actually did see some rain here in the midwest yesterday. that could help the soybean crop. but it's very doubtful that it will do much more the corn crop. that crop is pretty much gone. we've seen a lot of farmers grinding that up. so it may be beneficial, the rain, and the cooler temperatures for soybeans but probably not so much for corn. >> watching grains, gulf and gasoline, our midwest bureau chief dianaestabrook. >> very little momentum in the markets, everyone is talking to is it going to happen or not, we have to wait and see. >> tom: whether or not the federal reserve will supply more stimulus. in the meantime plenty of corporate new, not a lot of activity though at the major indices.
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let's get it updated. >> tom: let's get going with tonight's "market focus." >> tom: despite the good news in court for apple, and a few announced corporate mergers, the major stock indices finished quietly mixed. the s&p 500 chopped around in a narrow six point trading range swinging in and out of positive territory, ending down a fraction. trading volume was very light. just 503 million on the big board. under 1.4 billion on the nasdaq. we also saw small moves for the major stock sectors. the leading losers were the materials sector, down 0.6%. and telecommunications slipping 0.5%. while apple stock hit a new high after its court win against samsung, the ruling may have been moving a few other stocks, including the maker of android, the competing smartphone software that powers the samsung devices at the center of apple's court win. google fell modestly, down 1.4%. barclays analyst called the samsung loss a mild set-back for android, but it could get worse if apple is successful in keeping the samsung devices off the market in the u.s. traders were bidding up the
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price of nokia though. the stock jumped 5.5% on heavy volume. nokia has its own mobile phone patent portfolio which may be considered more valuable, as well as nokia's smartphones running microsoft software. in fact, during the patent trial, apple's attorneys used a nokia smartphone as an example of a competing device that doesn't infringe on apple's patents. another smartphone maker that has been hurt badly by apple is >> shares up 41%, just below the buyout price of $46 a share. ibm meantime falling modestly down 1.1%. >> a week after naming a new c.e.o., best
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buy's founder has his own deal to make an offer to take the retailer private. richard schulze has been talking about buying out best buy, but the company and its founder had been at odds over how to proceed. once he starts his review of financial information, schultze will have 60 days to make an offer. if rejected, he will have to wait until after the holidays to make another one. word that schultze remains in the hunt helped shares gain 3.2% today but they remain well below the price range schultze has mentioned as a possible bid, $24 to $26 per share. best buy closed below $18 tonight. a much different retailer, tiffany earned one penny less than estimates. sales fell in asia and in the u.s. the company also cut its financial forecast for the second straight quarter, but anticipates margins to improve during the holidays. shares jumped 7.2% despite the disappointing earnings. it's warning was not as bad as feared, and it continues to move forward with store openings. this is a three and a half month high for tiffany shares.
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it's been more than 12 years since the deal of the century, and three years since it was unwound, today a.o.l. announced two efforts to pay shareholders: a special dividend, and a faster stock buyback plan. the special dividend will be $5.15 per share, payable in cash to shareholders of record on december 5. at the same time, a.o.l. has accelerated a stock buyback plan, re-purchasing $600 million of stock. the money for these comes from a.o.l.'s $1.1 billion sale of some patents to microsoft. the news helped push a.o.l. shares up 2.9%, closing less than one dollar away from a new 52 week high. the stock has continued climbing since announcing that patent sale to microsoft in april. two of the five most actively traded e.t.f.'s were down, led by the 1% loss in the emerging markets fund. and that's tonight's "market focus."
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>> tom: the summer of discontent for gold investors may be coming to an end. prices have risen over speculation the federal reserve will do more to help the economy. gold settled today at $2.70 dollars an ounce. also on the rise: money going into precious metal funds. tonight's word on the street: gold. gregg greenberg is a reporter with thestreet.com. lots of different ways to play gold as you know from the fund side, etfs and mutual fund, of course gold or gold mining, let's begin with gld the i
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shares gold trust it slipped today slightly while the underlying gold prices were up slightly but what should investors expect from gld? >> well, the glg has rallied in the last two weeks over expectations that ben bernanke will ease further. but year-to-date it's only around 6% as compared to 13% for the s&p so it has underperformed. >> just half the rally that we've seen for the precious metal etf there. what about the gold mine err-- miner stocks as opposed to those that invest in gold but companies that are mining the gold, gdx the most popular here, an exchange traded fund, the investigator gold miners slipping just a fraction today but again has been trying to rally since that summertime low. >> well, the gdx and gdxj which is the etf attracts the junior miners have really severely underperformed the gdl which is the gold etf which tracks underlying gold and that is because gold miners have had
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a really horrible year. you look at the earnings for barak and newmonth and gold corp. have really been off quite a bit and that really dragged down the miners. now mining stocks have rallied over the last month so maybe the bottom is in, but we're going to see if that is true going forward. >> one of the points in the debate between investing in a metal versus those that mine the metal it gets down to when are you investing in the companies that mine the metal are you still investing in the company, not the metal itself. that is an important distinction, isn't it? >> yeah, there are a lot of factors that go into the gold miners that aren't at play when you buy the pure play etf, when you are buying pure gold. those are things like the cost of production. we have seen oil prices move up higher. there are a lot of things like mining strikes seen in south africa recently for a platinum mine amount of lot of thing goes into gold miners. we've seen some gold mining c.e.o.s lose their job this summer. so that's another reason why a lot of people think that the mining stocks have bottomed out. there is a new class of investor getting the mining
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stocks and there's a different class of investor going directly into the gold etf. >> let's talk about precious metal mutual funds, meantime. the permanent portfolios, perhaps the best known mutual fund that invests significantly in physical gold, this fund has been rising nicely really since may. >> well, mike runs this fund and he really does diversify. he preaches asset allocation. 20% of this particular fund is in gold bullion. he puts it directly into american eagle coins and maple leaf and 5% is in solid silver. so he doesn't mess around. a lot of diversification in that fund. then there is also gold mining funds like fidelity has one, and tocville, those attract the gold miners and have not done as well. >> any disclosures yourself for the fund. >> nope, don't own them. >> tom: gregg greenberg with
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the street.com. >> susie: tomorrow on "n.b.r." an update on home prices, as we get the latest reading on the s&p case-shiller home price index. and we'll find out how people are feeling about spending money: the conference board comes out with its august index on consumer confidence. >> tom: and finally, interest in pinterest is growing. the social media site, that works like an old fashioned cork board, lets you pin up your favorite pictures and styles and then share them with your friends. mashable's lance ulanoff says there's a reason; pinterest is taking off. >> it excited people because of its simplicity, ease of use and its entertainment value. >> tom: susie, have you pinned it is take off for two key reason, one, recipes because you know how i love to eat, and activity force the kids, you have to keep the small hands busy on the weekends and during the holidays. >> susie: not to mention, just one more way for people to connect each other, it's
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amazing. >> tom: absolutely. of course you can connect on-line with us that is nightly business report for this monday evening, the 27th of august. have a great night, susie. >> susie: goodnight tom, thanks for watching everyone. hope you join us online at: www.nbr.com and right back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ♪)
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(♪ theme music ) matt elmore: (♪) welcome to imagemakers a weekly showcase featuring the best short films from around the world. stay tuned and enjoy the filmmakers of tomorrow today on imagemakers. imagemakers is made possible in part by a grant from: celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image. and by the: (♪ slow instrumental ) (train sounds) (♪) (train noise stops) (♪) (bells) (♪)
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(♪ music continues ) (♪) (footsteps) (♪) male narrator: so you want to hear a story? well, i used to know a whole lot of pretty interesting ones. some of them so funny you'd laugh yourself unconscious. other's so terrible you'd never want to repeat them. but now i can't remember any of those. so maybe i'll just tell you about the time i found that lost thing. this all happened many summers ago, (birds crowing) down at the beach. i was, as usual, working tirelessly on my bottletop collection. at least until i saw the thing. (bells ringing) (♪ music starts ) (footsteps) (♪) (♪)
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(♪) it sure wasn't doing much. it just sat there, with a really weird look about it. you know, a sad, lost sort of look. nobody else seemed to notice it was there. they were all too busy doing other stuff, i guess. (loud knock) (echo) hello? (squeaking) (bells ringing) (loud noise) (motor noise) (louder noise, bells ringing)
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(♪) (♪) it turned out to be really friendly, and i played with the thing for most of the afternoon. (♪) (♪) it was great fun. yet the whole time i couldn't help feeling that something wasn't quite right. (alarms sound) as the hours slouched by, it seemed less and less likely that anyone was coming to take the thing home. soon there was no denying the unhappy truth: it was lost. (bells ringing) (♪)
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(♪) (♪) i asked a few people if they knew anything about it. (♪) (♪ guitar solo ) (♪) (♪) (ringing) (♪) (♪) i took the lost thing over to pete's place. pete has an opinion on just about everything. (very slowly) pete: cool, he said. pete didn't know what the thing was exactly. but he said what he always does, that all physical manifestations
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could be identified empirically through careful observation, calibrated measurement and controlled experimentation. (loud noise) (♪) (bells ringing) (♪) (♪) in the end, pete just shrugged. he didn't think the lost thing came from anywhere, and didn't belong anywhere either. some things are like that, he said. (bells ringing) they're just plain lost. there was nothing left to do but take the thing home with me. (static noise) (chewing sounds) as for my parents, well i already knew that mum would be concerned about how filthy its feet were. and that dad would be worried about all sorts of strange diseases.
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and they both just wanted me to take it back to where i found it. but it's lost, i said. (loud noise) not that it made any difference. i decided to hide the thing in our back shed, at least until i could figure out what to do next. (♪) i mean, i couldn't just leave it wandering the streets. (♪) (bells ringing) (♪) (loud noise) (♪) (♪) (♪)
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(♪) (♪) (door shuts) the lost thing seemed happy then, but i sure couldn't keep it in the shed forever. mum or dad would eventually notice it when they came out looking for a (door shuts) hammer or something. it was a real dilemma. (snoring) (♪) man on tv: are you finding that the order of day to day life is unexpectedly disrupted? do you suffer from unclaimed property? objects without name?
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troublesome artifacts of unknown origin? things that just don't belong? we've got a pigeonhole to stick it in. the federal department of odds and ends. narrator: the next morning we caught a tram all the way into the city. (street noise) (footsteps) (bells) we arrived at a tall grey building with no windows. (door opens) (♪) it smelt like (♪) disinfectant. (more bells) (♪)
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(strange noise) narrator: ummm? i have a lost thing,? i called to the receptionist. receptionist: fill in the forms, she sighed. (weird noises) (bells ringing) (more bells ringing) thud! i was looking around for a desk,
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when i suddenly felt something touch my elbow. (♪) and then there was a tiny voice. voice (whispering): if you really care about that thing, you shouldn't leave it here. this is a place for forgetting, leaving behind. here, take this. narrator: err...cheers, i said. (voice whispering) you shouldn't leave it here? place for forgetting?? narrator: it was some kind of sign i guess, not very important looking, but it did seem to point somewhere. (♪ upbeat music ) (♪)
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(♪) (♪) (♪) eventually we found what seemed to be the right place, in a dark little gap, off some anonymous little street. the kind of place you'd never know existed, unless you were actually looking for it. (key noise)
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(fluttering sounds) (door opens) (♪) (more fluttering sounds) (♪) (♪) (♪) (♪)
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(bells ring) (♪) (♪) (door shuts) (♪) (train noise) narrator: i still think about that lost thing from time to time, especially when i see something out of the corner of my eye that doesn't quite fit. you know, something with a weird, sad,
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lost sort of look. i see that kind of thing less and less these days. maybe there aren't many lost things around anymore. or maybe, maybe i've just stopped noticing them. too busy doing other stuff, i guess. (street noises) (street noises) (street noises)
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(♪) (car noise) (♪) (footsteps) (keys jingling) (water running) father: hi darling. how was your day? mother: yeah, good. how was yours? (footsteps) yeah fine... i got caught on the bridge well, dinner's ready. great, i'm hungry. mother (calling) may! may?? (♪) may: i was twelve and it was my fourth shot at running away. father: look, you stay here in case she comes back. i'll go look for her. (door shuts) (♪) (♪)
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(footsteps) (♪) (♪) come on may. you've made your point, hop in. do not ignore me young lady. may (whispering) you're not my dad. what was that? you're not my dad. no, that's right. but your mum told me to find you and bring you home. (frustrated) that's because she doesn't know what you did to me. (footsteps)
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get in. (door slams) (car starts) (♪) (♪) may: terry had been seeing my mum for a while, maybe two years. it was long enough. it felt like there was poison in my blood just sitting next to him. (♪) (fighting) (brakes squeaks) (loud horn) (car crashes) (panting) (sirens) (dogs barking)
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may: back then i didn't know that terry was married and had a little boy called charlie. (doorbell) dad! policeman: mrs. grey? i'm sorry to inform you that your husband, mr. terrence grey... died in a car accident last night. ah... here's your toy mate. we found it in your dad's car.
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may: charlie kept the octopus and i kept thinking about it. i tried to draw other things, but it kept sneaking out of my brain onto the page. over the years my little friends got bigger. (shaking can) (spraying) (♪)
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(♪) (water splashing) (train sounds) may: i didn't know the guy that returned the octopus, but i wanted to find a way to thank him. (tapping)
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